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Femmes Fatales

by Mary Ann Doane

A major work of feminist film criticism examining questions of sexual difference, the female body and the female spectator through a discussion of such figures as Pabst's Lulu and Rita Hayworth's Gilda.


Fuelling War: Natural Resources and Armed Conflicts

by Philippe Le Billon

A generous endowment of natural resources should favour rapid economic and social development. The experience of countries like Angola and Iraq, however, suggests that resource wealth often proves a curse rather...


Communication Matters: Materialist Approaches to Media, Mobility and Networks

by Jeremy Packer & Stephen B. Crofts Wiley

Communication has often been understood as a realm of immaterial, insubstantial phenomena-images, messages, thoughts, languages, cultures, and ideologies-mediating our embodied experience of the concrete world....


Mamluks and Ottomans: Studies in Honour of Michael Winter

by David J Wasserstein & Ami Ayalon

Focusing on Near Eastern history in Mamluk and Ottoman times, this book, dedicated to Michael Winter, stresses elements of variety and continuity in the history of the Near East, an area of study which has...


From Kyoto to the Town Hall: Making International and National Climate Policy Work at the Local Level

by Anders Biel & Lennart J Lundqvist

International agreements such as the Kyoto Protocol, EU regulation and country-specific national climate policies offer some hope of addressing climate change. But all too often implementation of these high...


Global Warming and Social Innovation: The Challenge of a Climate Neutral Society

by Andre Faaij, David Jager & Marcel Kok

Societies need to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by 80 per cent in order to counter the risks of climate change. This study envisions a climate neutral society - one where the output of polluting gases...


Human and Environmental Security: An Agenda for Change

by Felix Dodds & Tim Pippard

Security has tended to be seen as based on military force, yet this illusion is crumbling, literally and figuratively, before our eyes in the conflict zones of Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa. It is now clear that...


Custom and Politics in Urban Africa: A Study of Hausa Migrants in Yoruba Towns

by Abner Cohen

Based on Cohen's fieldwork in the 1960s among the Hausa migrants, a people of the Yoruba area (then the western region of the Federation of Nigeria), Custom and Politics in Urban Africa looks at how ethnic groups...


Disability and Contemporary Performance: Bodies on the Edge

by Petra Kuppers

Disability and Contemporary Performance presents a remarkable challenge to existing assumptions about disability and artistic practice. In particular, it explores where cultural knowledge about disability leaves...


Muslim Architecture of South India: The Sultanate of Ma'bar and the Traditions of Maritime Settlers on the Malabar and Coromandel Coasts (Tamil Nadu,

by Mehrdad Shokoohy

This book reinterprets the Muslim architecture and urban planning of South India, looking beyond the Deccan to the regions of Tamil Nadu and Kerala - the historic coasts of Coromandel and Malabar. For the first...


Security Dynamics in the Former Soviet Bloc

by Graeme P. Herd & Jennifer D.P. Moroney

Security Dynamics in the Former Soviet Bloc focuses on four former Soviet sub-regions (the Baltic Sea region, the Slavic republics, the Black Sea region, and Central Asia) to explore the degree to which 'democratic...


Natural Symbols

by Professor Mary Douglas & Mary Douglas

First printed in 1970, Natural Symbols is Douglas' most controversial work. It represents a work of anthropology in its widest sense, exploring themes such as the social meaning of natural symbols and the image...


Rules and Meanings

by Mary Douglas

First published in 1973, Rules and Meanings is an anthology of works that form part of Mary Douglas' struggle to devise an anthropological modernism conducive to her opposition to reputedly modernizing trends...


The Lele of the Kasai

by Mary Douglas

This first volume is a compilation of numerous essays by Douglas on the Lele in the Belgian Congo covering a fifteen year period. There are early indications of Douglas's cultural imagination and written expression...


Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo

by Professor Mary Douglas & Mary Douglas

Purity and Danger is acknowledged as a modern masterpiece of anthropology. It is widely cited in non-anthropological works and gave rise to a body of application, rebuttal and development within anthropology....


Elem Folk Psyc: Esc V7

by Wilhelm Wundt

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization...


Old World Traits Transpl: Esc V

by Robert E. Park & Herbert A. Miller

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


African Americans and Us Popular Culture

by Kevern Verney

An authoritative introduction to the history of African Americans in US popular culture, examining its development from the early nineteenth century to the present.


Colonialist Photography: Imag(in)Ing Race and Place

by Eleanor M. Hight & Gary D. Sampson

Colonialist Photography is an absorbing collection of essays and photographs exploring the relationship between photography and European and American colonialism. The book is packed with well over a hundred...


Miscellaneous Papers Relating to Indo-China and the Indian Archipelago: Volume II

by Reinhold Rost

Published in 2013, Miscellaneous Papers Relating to Indo-China and the Indian Archipelago: Volume II is a valuable contirbution to the field of Asian Studies.